(342 day redux)
In 1997, Axl Rose began recording a new Guns N' Roses album. As of October of 2006, the album had yet to be released. Though many of the songs had been leaked and the album, Chinese Democracy, was (once again) rumored to be released on November 21, 2006, only time (and Axl) would tell if the album would actually released.
Chinese Democracy: a Tribute to an Unheard Album was conceived in early October of 2006 after years of waiting for the album, but only weeks of preparation.
In reality, this tribute has very little to do with Axl's album. It is a tribute to the concept of the Guns N' Roses' album Chinese Democracy -- the wait, the rumors, and the song titles.
It is not a tribute to the actual album or to any actual Guns N' Roses songs. It is not actually an album. It is a Web-blum.
All songs included on Chinese Democracy: a Tribute to an Unheard Album are original songs composed in tribute to the titles of the songs that have been rumored to be included on Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy.
Chinese Democracy: a Tribute to an Unheard Album was prepared and distributed with only a small fraction of the time, effort, and cost of the GNR album.
We mean no disrespect to Axl and the boys (maybe a little). This is a tribute to a great decade of waiting and the power of a title.
Chinese Democracy: a Tribute to an Unheard Album is not Chinese Democracy.
Chinese Democracy: a Tribute to an Unheard Album is not an album.
Chinese Democracy: a Tribute to an Unheard Album is not for sale.
Chinese Democracy: a Tribute to an Unheard Album is in no way endorsed, sponsored, or associated with Guns N' Roses or Mr. Rose.
With Chinese Democracy: a Tribute to an Unheard Album's addition to the Internet Archive, it not only is the first tribute to predate the object of tribute, but the first tribute to be released and rereleased before the object of tribute.
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|01 Hearts Get Killed|
|02 The Blues|
|03 Chinese Democracy|
|04 A Catcher in the Rye|
|08 Cock-a-Roach Soup|
|09 Oh My God|
|12 Today Tomorrow Forever|
|13 Never Had It|
|14 No Love Remains|
|15 Zip It|
1 "Hearts Get Killed" by 1000000 a.d.
2 "The Blues" by Holmes, Oquinn & the Dirty Doctor
3 "Chinese Democracy " by The Ninth Stair
4 "A Catcher in The Rye" by House of Fire
5 "Silkworms" by Joshua Fenn
6 "There Was a Time" by Michael Fitch
7 "Prostitute" by Project Winfall
8 "Cock-a-roach Soup" by Almost Famous
9 "Oh My God" by Josh Keyes
10 "IRS" by Christmas Eve 39 B.C.
11 "Better" by abeslogic
12 "Today, Tomorrow, Forever" by The Grossly Misjudged Collective Works of Barry's Listening
13 "Never Had It" by The False Idol
14 "No Love Remains" by The She Loves Me Nots
15 "Zip It" by Abbrakadagger
- 2007-10-27 15:21:02
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